Kevin Youkilis to wear pinstripes?
Red Sox fans, it’s happening. One of your worst nightmares might be coming true after the Yankees offered former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis a one-year deal, according to The New York Times.
Youkilis, a free agent, has been offered $12 million in the deal. A person close to the situation told The Times there’s a good chance Youkilis might take the deal, but that’s not to say there couldn’t be other offers on the table.
It’s rumored the Cleveland Indians might be interested in Youk for two years, which would reunite him with former Boston manager Terry Francona.
The Yankees developed a serious whole at third base when it was decided Alex Rodriguez would undergo surgery on his hip, leaving him out until June. To make matters worse, Rodriguez’s backup Eric Chavez signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Anyone familiar with Boston baseball knows how valuable Youk can be. He was a three-time All-Star for the Red Sox, reversing the curse in 2004 and playing on a championship teams again in 2007 before a trade to the Chicago White Sox in June.